Danish Authorities Publish Updated Income Statistics Applicable from July 1, 2024

The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) uses income statistics made by the Confederation of Danish Employers (DA) in the case processing of applications to decide if an offered job is within the Danish standards for salary. This applies to the Pay Limit Scheme, the Positive List and the Fast Track Scheme, among other routes.

The new income statistics contain information from the first quarter of 2024 and will take effect for applications submitted from July 1, 2024. It is expected that the income statistics will be updated each quarter and that the next update will take effect from October 1, 2024.

SIRI will usually assume that the salary corresponds to Danish standards, and will not make further assessment, if it is stated in the application form and employment contract that:

  • The employer is covered by a collective agreement though a membership of an employers’ association.
  • The employment is covered by a collective agreement in the relevant sector.
  • The salary is at least DKK 71,020.83 per month (2024 level).

If the above-mentioned terms are not documented in the employment contract, SIRI will assess whether the salary offered corresponds to Danish standards, using the income statistics from the DA as a guideline.

Applications for a residence and work permit after June 30, 2024, will be evaluated according to the income statistics for the first quarter of 2024.

Applications between April 1, 2024, and June 30, 2024, will be evaluated according to the income statistics from the fourth quarter of 2023.

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